Lake Mungo

Lake Mungo ★★★★★

Still holds up as one of the best found footage horror films out there with an impending sense of dread unlike almost anything I’ve seen.

I was looking for something deliberately slow paced to lull me off to sleep but I had forgotten just how much melancholy comes with that pace and now I’m not asleep and acutely aware of the fragility of my own existence and unbearable loneliness of impending death. Good move, me!

I love the different directions it goes and the way it manages to stay creepy even when the bit with the brother plays out. I used to think the scene in the desert was the truly scariest part, but after several watches I realize it’s the final scene between the mother and the psychic that gets under your skin and stays there.

Really brilliant all around.

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